Climate (which is the big picture - "weather" is what's happening outside your window right now) is a continuum, which is a word that can be used outside of "Star Trek - the Next Generation" episodes. Things change over time. There's isn't a switch somewhere that activates instant lilies, butterflies and bunny rabbits. Things change over time.
And I think that's what we want, or what we should want. I tell my students to examine every conceivable parameter of each piece they perform, and ask themselves if a given parameter is presenting an appropriate amount of variety. You know - the thing that keeps the listener's interest. The spice of life.
In music, the thing that doesn't change is the thing that doesn't get noticed. Dynamics, tessitura, timbre, texture - these are all parameters that must change to be recognized and appreciated.
Which leads me to a elderly woman I met in a clothing store on Coronado Island several years ago who, when hearing I was from Ohio, immediately said, "Oh, our worst weather is better than your best weather." Think about that for a minute. The average temperature on Coronado Island is 70 degrees, and the average rainfall is 10 inches (or as coronadovisitorcenter.com puts it, only 10 inches a year). That's not weather. This is the climatic equivalent of proudly saying, "I've had an ice cream sundae for dinner every day for the last sixty-eight years!" After about 3 weeks, I'd prostitute myself for some clam chowder.
Climate seems to be one of the few parameters in life where it's acceptable, or even desirable, to have bland every day. I don't think I'd want that. I've traveled a lot for business, and been to many places that were enjoying extreme weather conditions while I was there. Everyone seems more alive when the weather is extreme - hot or cold, rain or drought, hurricane or stagnation.
So I think the nattering nabobs of climate negativism are actually craving variety - which is why we'll hear the same complaints in the middle of August. Many studies say that, when global warming/climate change really settles in, the Great Lakes area will have the "best weather" in the country. I'm not sure I would look forward to that. Things change over time. That's how we know we're alive and living.
I can't resist; in the sublime words of Frank Loesser -
Yes, time heals all things, so I needn't cling to this fear - it's merely that spring will be a little late this year.